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                                           What’s in a Word-list?
                                           Investigating Word Frequency
                                           and Keyword Extraction
                                           Edited by Dawn Archer, University of Central Lancashire, UK
                                           ‘This book represents an impressive collection written by internationally renowned
                                           experts in the field, which provide insights into a range of key issues of theoretical
                                           and practical relevance in using wordlists and keyword lists, the backbone of the
                                           corpus-based approach to text analysis. I also find the case studies presented in
                                           these chapters both interesting and inspiring.’
                                                                                        – Richard Xiao, Edge Hill University, UK
                                           ‘What’s in a Word-List? is an impressive and exciting collection of papers exploring
                                           issues that are fundamental to corpus linguistics. This collection of papers
                                           provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the most exciting research
‘An exciting collection exploring          being conducted in the subject. Researchers interested in word frequency issues
issues that are fundamental to corpus      will therefore find this book a most valuable addition to their academic literature
linguistics and demonstrating the          collection.’
wider potential of corpus methods for                                                                    – The Electronic Library
language studies. A stimulating book       This edited collection brings together cutting-edge research written by
in many ways.’                             leading experts in the field on the construction of word-lists for the analysis
                  – Michaela Mahlberg,     of both frequency and keyword usage. Taken together, these papers provide
             University of Liverpool, UK   a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the most exciting research being
                                           conducted in this subject.
                                           March 2009              200 pages
                                           Hardback                978-0-7546-7240-1            £55.00 / $99.95
                                           eBook                   978-0-7546-8065-9  

                                           Text Editing, Print and the Digital World
                                           Edited by Marilyn Deegan, King’s College London, UK
                                           and Kathryn Sutherland, University of Oxford, UK
                                           ‘Taking stock of recent trends in digital humanities and scholarly editing,
                                           Kathryn Sutherland and Marilyn Deegan give shape to an important volume of
                                           thought-provoking essays. Rather than loudly announcing paradigm shifts, the
                                           editors allow divergent voices to examine to what extent existing approaches
                                           are evolving. The result is a well-balanced book that clear-headedly assesses the
                                           present state of the discipline.’
                                                                               – Dirk Van Hulle, University of Antwerp, Belgium
                                           ‘This useful new volume offers a challenging review of the past decade’s debates
                                           on digital editing, and poses an important set of questions that look back as
                                           well as forward: proposing a critical reevaluation of print-based editing, and an
                                           interrogation of the discursive and editorial affordances of digital medium. With
‘This book on text editing should be of    contributors representing the cutting edge of the field, this will prove a valuable
interest to those concerned with rare      resource for anyone seeking to understand digital editing in detail.’
book librarianship, and archives.’                                                      – Julia Flanders, Brown University, USA
             – Journal of Documentation    Digital developments have extended the range of text objects we can reproduce
                                           and investigate critically. Should all future texts be produced in digital or online
                                           form, or does print, developed over five centuries, still influence how we think
                                           about text in all its forms? This important book discusses whether, and how,
                                           existing paradigms for developing and using critical editions are changing to
                                           reflect the increased commitment to, and assumed significance of, digital tools and
                                           January 2009            224 pages
                                           Hardback                978-0-7546-7307-1            £55.00 / $99.95
                                           eBook                   978-0-7546-9092-4  

Art Practice in a Digital Culture
Edited by Hazel Gardiner, King’s College London, UK
and Charlie Gere, Lancaster University, UK
‘Digital technologies are disruptive technologies; transforming everything in
their wake. Art Practice in a Digital Culture both demonstrates and explains
the impact of digital technologies on the art of our time. A stellar line up of
artists, curators and historians explore the issues that dominate and define 21st
century art creation. These include interdisciplinary, collaborative, research and
process based practice. The book will inform and excite anyone interested in
contemporary art. The essays included within it will serve both to mark a point in
time and propel the discussion about art forward’.
     – Jemima Rellie, Director of Publishing and New Media at the Royal Collection        Over 1,000 Ashgate books
In this unique book artists, art historians, art theorists and curators of new media      are now available in eBook
reflect on the idea of art as research and how it has changed practice. Intrinsic to      format. Our online catalogue
the volume is an investigation of the advances in creative practice made possible
via artists engaging directly with technology or via collaborative partnerships
                                                                                          includes details of all those
between practitioners and technological experts, ranging through a broad spectrum         titles where an eBook version
of advanced methods from robotics through rapid prototyping to the biological             is available.
September 2010          c. 200 pages
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Revisualizing Visual Culture
Edited by Chris Bailey, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
and Hazel Gardiner, King’s College London, UK
‘Exploring in book format the impact of information and communication
technologies on the disciplines of art history and visual culture might seem
incongruous at first. Yet it is precisely the pause between technological advance
and epistemological catch-up – and the nature of these adjustments – that this
lively and engaging publication asks us to consider. The essays cover from multiple
perspectives some key issues facing historians of art and visual culture in the
21st century: from scholars who have observed the impact of ICT on their fields in
recent years, to younger writers of the digital generation who have known nothing
else. From the electronic structures that comprise and deliver digital images and
associated data, to the shifting relations between custodians, curators and the
widened constituencies with which they now engage, the impact of ICT is one that
has far-ranging ramifications on the formation of knowledge and the practices of
visual culture research. This book will play an important role in provoking thought
about these issues’.
                                          – Catherine Moriarty, Brighton University, UK
By focusing on the advanced ICT methods now being employed, this volume
details the long-lasting effects and advances now made possible in art history and
its associated disciplines. The authors analyze the most advanced and significant
tools and technologies, evaluating their impact and projecting supported theories
for the future scholarship in this field.
February 2010           206 pages
Hardback                978-0-7546-7568-6           £55.00 / $99.95
eBook                   978-1-4094-0899-4 

                                            Digital Research in the Study
                                            of Classical Antiquity
                                            Edited by Gabriel Bodard, King’s College, London, UK
                                            and Simon Mahony, University College London, UK
                                            ‘Where once scholars considered how to apply IT to the study of the ancient
                                            world, now we must consider how to place the study of the ancient world
                                            within “digital knowledge”. This has required us to rethink the classifications,
                                            collaborations and alliances with which we have operated for so long, and
                                            to consider the new audiences (expert and inexpert) who will look at, and
                                            sometimes contribute to, our resources and scholarship. This volume reflects the
                                            achievements, the potential and the challenges of this situation. It brings together
                                            practitioners from a diverse range of specialisms within classics: epigraphy
                                            and papyrology, literary and linguistic study, archaeology, numismatics. Their
                                            contributions demonstrate progress in digitization, but beyond that, they explore
‘A productive interdisciplinary             the wider context (academic and technical) in which digital classics must now
collaboration among computer                function’.
scientists, engineers, classicists, and                                             – Elaine Matthews, University of Oxford, UK
other humanities researchers within
an open community of scholars               This book explores the challenges and opportunities presented to Classical
sharing complementary skills and            scholarship by digital practice and resources. Drawing on the expertise of a
interests...Perusing the contents of this   community of scholars who use innovative methods and technologies, it shows
stimulating volume, a representative        that traditionally rigorous scholarship is as central to digital research as it is to
sampling of innovative projects that        mainstream Classical Studies. This volume exemplifies the collaborative and
employ advanced digital technologies,       interdisciplinary nature at the heart of Classical Studies.
one feels much as Da Gama must              May 2010                 230 pages
have felt gazing out across the vast,       Hardback                 978-0-7546-7773-4            £55.00 / $99.95
variegated landscape of a world as yet      eBook                    978-0-7546-9523-3  
   – John Bodel, Brown University, USA

                                            The Virtual Representation of the Past
                                            Edited by Mark Greengrass, University of Sheffield, UK
                                            and Lorna Hughes, King’s College London, UK
                                            ‘The fascinating essays in The Virtual Representation of the Past explore the cutting
                                            edge of new techniques enabled by the digital age – from data- and text-mining
                                            to search to spatial technology – while remaining firmly rooted in the humanistic
                                            tradition. The book is approachable and thought-provoking.’
                                                                                – Daniel Cohen, George Mason University, USA
                                            ‘This excellent volume, by established and younger scholars, offers a definitive
                                            overview of the current landscape from a multidisciplinary perspective. The
                                            transformative opportunities that technology has to offer humanities researchers
                                            are highlighted, together with the scale of the challenges in an age of where
                                            so little thought is given to interoperability and long-term issues such as
‘…a fascinating read about how                                                            – Jane Ohlmeyer, Trinity College, Ireland
historians and archaeologists are           ‘...plenty of food for thought for readers wishing to utilise technologies to analyse
beginning to use digital technologies.’     and represent meta-data visually.’
                – The Electronic Library                                              – Australian Academic & Research Libraries
‘The book is a comprehensive                This unique book critically evaluates the virtual representation of the past through
academic and technical contribution         digital media. A distinguished team of leading experts in the field approach
to this specialist subject area by a        digital research in history and archaeology from contrasting viewpoints, including
distinguished team of leading experts.      philosophical, methodological and technical. They illustrate the challenges
I am sure it will be invaluable to          involved in representing the past digitally by focusing on specific cases of a
students, researchers and practitioners     particular historical period, place or technical problem.
– it will certainly be a valuable
addition to our library’                    December 2008            276 pages
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Interfaces of Performance
Edited by Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
Maria Chatzichristodoulou, University of Hull, UK
and Rachel Zerihan, Queen Mary University of London, UK
‘This is an exciting and important collection of writings from experts and
practitioners working in the field of art, performance and technology. Its authors
interrogate conceptual elements from art and performance practitioners that
utilize a broad range of diverse technologies within their artistic practices and in
so doing integrate and articulate new interfaces of performance. The collection
represents a timely and distinctive contribution to the field of performance and
                                            – Susan Broadhurst, Brunel University, UK
‘Interfaces of Performance is a valuable contribution to the field of new media
and performance, expanding the boundaries of scholarship and practice to include
a wide range of international practice and theory. A dynamically structured and
user-friendly volume, it will be a welcome addition to reading lists for media and
                              – Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Roehampton University, UK
This collection of essays and interviews investigates current practices that
expand our understanding and experience of performance through the use of
state-of-the-art technologies. It brings together leading practitioners, writers and
curators who explore the intersections between theatre, performance and digital
technologies, challenging expectations and furthering discourse across
the disciplines.
November 2009           232 pages
Hardback                978-0-7546-7576-1            £55.00 / $99.95
eBook                   978-0-7546-9843-2  

Modern Methods for Musicology
Prospects, Proposals, and Realities
Edited by Tim Crawford, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
and Lorna Gibson, University College London, UK
Written by leading experts, this volume provides a picture of the realities of current
ICT use in musicology as well as prospects and proposals for how it could be
fruitfully used in the future. Through its coverage of topics spanning content-based
sound searching/retrieval, sound and content analysis, markup and text encoding,
audio resource sharing, and music recognition, this book highlights the breadth
and inter-disciplinary nature of the subject matter and provides a valuable resource
to technologists, musicologists, musicians and music educators. It facilitates the
identification of worthwhile goals to be achieved using technology and effective
interdisciplinary collaboration.
August 2009             206 pages
Hardback                978-0-7546-7302-6            £55.00 / $99.95
eBook                   978-0-7546-8175-5  

 The Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities Series
 Published in association with AHRC ICT Methods Network
 Series Editors: Marilyn Deegan, Lorna Hughes and Harold Short, all at King’s College London, UK.
 Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons
 of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and
 dissemination. This important series covers a wide range of disciplines with each volume focusing on a
 particular field, identifying the ways in which technology impacts on specific subjects. The series provides
 an authoritative reflection of the ‘state of the art’ in the application of computing and technology. Each
 book is critical reading for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, and will also be of wider
 interest to all scholars working in humanities and arts research.

Intellectual Transparency in Historical Visualization
Drew Baker, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel and Hugh Denard all at King’s College London, UK
Computer-Generated Images (CGIs) are widely used and accepted in the world of entertainment but the use of the very same
visualization techniques in academic research in the Arts and Humanities remains controversial. Addressing a range of cognitive
and technological challenges, the authors make a strong case for a wider recognition of three-dimensional visualization as a
constructive, intellectual process and valid methodology for historical research and its communication.
January 2011             c. 250 pages
Hardback                 978-0-7546-7583-9             c. £55.00 / c. $99.95

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